How to Travel to Iran Visa Free

How to Travel to Iran Visa Free

Iran is a country of immense beauty, charm, and ancient-world mystery. Travel to Iran is increasing steadily and more people are choosing to visit the country.

Iran’s long history, its unique culture and its wide range of climates make traveling to the country an unforgettable experience. From Caspian Sea in the north to Persian Gulf in the south, Iran is filled with numerous tourist attractions–mostly untouched. The country also hosts 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Like any other country, Iran has its own set of requirements regarding foreign travelers. If you are planning to visit Iran you need to consider a few points.

Getting an Iran visa is the first step of your plan. However, you have a chance to visit Iran without getting a visa. If you prefer to pass the visa issuance process, you can plan a trip to Iran’s visa free destinations.

See also this page: Visa And Passport

Iran Visa on Arrival

Iran allows nationals of more than 50 countries to gain a 30-day visa on arrival at any of these airports: Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport and airports located in cities of Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Kish, Qeshm, Kerman, Urmia, Bandar Abbas and Bushehr. Costs vary depending on the country the traveler comes from.

Countries that can apply for an Iran visa on arrival include:

Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea. Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Iran Visa-Free
Iran Visa Free

However, citizens of some countries must obtain a visa in advance.

Getting an Iran visa from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Iraq, Jordan, Somalia, USA, and UK is only possible through embassies and consulates.

Travelers from countries that are not eligible to gain a visa at the airport will need to obtain it from an Iranian embassy ahead of time. Prices vary for travelers depending on their nationality.

You can secure your visa and get your authorization code within two working days with 1stQuest.

Free Zones in Iran

Iran has seven free zones. Visitors can enter Iranian FTZs but are prohibited from moving to other areas of the country.

Visitors to the free zones do not need an Iran visa or Iran e-visa. Travelers can enter the free trade zones and stay up to two weeks. Stays can be extended for longer. The seven free zones are Kish Island, Qeshm Island, Anzali Port, Arvand Free Zone, Aras Free Zone, Chabahar Free Trade Zone, and Maku.

The process for gaining an Iran visa is different for each nationality. It is advised that people from the USA, Canada, and UK consider a minimum of six weeks for their visa to be processed.

Iran Visa-Free
Iran Visa Free

American, British, and Canadian nationals can enter Iran only if they are accompanied by an authorized tour guide. This, however, does not mean that your tour guide will watchdog you during the trip. You will have your free time to find things on your own and negotiate every aspect of your travel to customize your visit.

Hiring an authorized tour guide is easy and cheap through 1stQuest. Our tour guide service fee starts from 45 EUR per day.

Travelers from VOA eligible nations can obtain their visa once they land in the country. Visitors must simply pay for the Iran visa fee at the airport.

The cost of visas differs depending on the country a traveler comes from and they are allowed to stay for 15 to 90 days depending on their nationality.

For VOA travelers, they will need to provide:

Onwards transport information such as confirmed roundtrip flight documents,
Confirmed itinerary, or the first few nights booked at a licensed hotel, and
Medical/travel insurance for Iran documents.
In addition, travelers should have passport photos with them for their visa and proof of finances for their trip.

In November 2018, the foreign ministry began offering Iran e-visa to foreigners. The e-visa eases your trip. Iran e-visa applications are expected to be processed quicker.

Iran e-visa application forms should be submitted at least 48-hours before the trip.

Iran Visa-Free
Iran Visa Free
Iran Travel Insurance

Travelers to Iran are also required to have valid travel insurance. Travelers without travel insurance or the proper documentation for it will be denied entry into the country.

You need a travel insurance policy if you are planning to get a visa on arrival or go the traditional route of securing a visa at an Iranian embassy in your homeland. But if you are from one of the visa free countries, you do not need to get insurance to enter Iran

Secure your trip and be ready for the unexpected with 1stQuest travel insurance.

The cost of travel insurance depends on the traveler and the country they come from.

Source: financialtribune

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I think losing your travel documents, money, and your phone in a foreign country is on the top place in the list of top things you must be scared of when you go abroad. You can google the list of the cities famous for their pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Now, if you’re coming to Iran, hearing the financial news in Iran might worry you a little; and in fact, the tourist centres and crowded areas are no exception in this case. But statistics show that Iran is almost a lot better and safer than other countries in this case. But, only in case you want to travel with peace of mind, keep these points in mind: • You don’t have carry your passport with you to everywhere you go; only a copy of that would suffice. No one usually asks for it. • You will need cash, but you shouldn’t carry all the cash you have with you. • I suggest you to put your eggs in different baskets, I mean split your money and put it in different places so in case you get robbed, you will have some money left. • It’t better to use bags and handbags instead of backpack in crowded places like bazaars; so you can always watch the zippers. • And always keep an eye on your phone!